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I have had tinnitus for a long time since becoming under active. It has recently got louder. No ear infection. Has this happened to anyone . Thanks

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Often linked to Low B12 ...

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jojomac23 in reply to Marz

I take B12. Had a ct scan recently and it showed a small cyst in my sinus but they don't know if that is the cause. Thanks

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Marz in reply to jojomac23

What was your B12 result before supplementing ? How much are you taking ? ...

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jojomac23 in reply to Marz

I was below 200. I am about 290 now . I take 500 mcg b12

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Marz in reply to jojomac23

Do you mean 5000 mcg ? You need B12 to be over 500 to prevent neurological issues like tinnitus and to prevent cognitive decline.

Are you taking s GOOD B Complex to keep all the B's in balance and to provide Folate or Folic Acid ? Folate works with B12 in the body.

Have you been tested for Pernicious Anemia ?

I posted this thread a few months ago. We are still trying to figure it out and this was one idea. healthunlocked.com/thyroidu...

Hi jojomac

I had tinnitus for years. I could hear quiet music (without any external source). It was at random intervals so not too annoying but nevertheless it was weird. An otologist said it was not unusual but offered no explanation.

I was diagnosed with underactive thyroid last summer and feel as though I might now be on the correct dose of levo, well at least for the moment as I have Hashimoto's and levels may well change over time, but the tinnitus has gone. Is it possible that you are undermedicated? If so, your tinnitus might go away too when you reach your optimal dose.

I really hope it does as I know how intrusive it can be.

Best wishes


My tinnitus has never disappeared despite being on right meds . I take t4 and t3 but thanks anyway

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As Marz says, low vitamins, especially B12 are often the cause

Suggest you get B12, folate, vitamin D and ferritin tested

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jojomac23 in reply to SlowDragon

I take b12 and vitamin d but no respite . I had a ct scan . It showed a small cyst in sinus but they don't know if that is causing my symptoms. I have an ent appointment next week


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SlowDragonAdministrator in reply to jojomac23

Most important to know if you have autoimmune thyroid disease (Hashimoto's) as cause of being hypothyroid. Diagnosed by high thyroid antibodies

If you have Hashimoto's are you on strictly gluten free diet?

As well as vitamin B12 you may benefit from good quality daily vitamin B complex , one with folate in, not folic acid

If you are taking vitamin B complex, or any supplements containing biotin, remember to stop these 3-5 days before any blood tests, as biotin can falsely affect test results



Important to test vitamin D twice yearly on supplements

Aiming to improve to around 100nmol. Vitamin D mouth spray by Better You is good as avoids poor gut function. It's trial and error what dose each person needs. Once you Improve level, very likely you will need on going maintenance dose to keep it there.

Retesting via vitamindtest.org.uk

Also read up on importance of magnesium and vitamin K2 Mk7 supplements when taking vitamin D







I have Tinnitus and am GF. I find when I slip up or accidently eat gluten the tinnitus gets worse.

Hope you manage to get some respite from it; it's not nice.

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